Understanding God’s Script Daniel 2 31 “You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance... 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold its chest and arms of silver its belly and thighs of bronze its legs of iron its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.
Daniel 2 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.
God’s Timetable Fullness of the Gentiles “I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.And so all Israel will be saved.” (Romans 11:25–26)
Global economy based on membership in “the system” Revelation 13:11–18 11 Then I saw another beast… 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast… and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.
Where are transactions headed? • Big change in just 15-20 years. • Myparents didn't use visa… they used cash. • When I graduated from college, I was using 100% Visa (paperless society). • Now, we’re starting to not need visa. What do we see?
Soon all phones will have NFC: (iPhone 5s in June)
Biggest challenge? Phones can be stolen. So here’s a good tech solution.
British scientist Kevin Warwick was first person to receive RFID implant May 24, 1998. Could control doors, lights, heaters, and other computer-controlled devices based on his proximity.
Cannot be saved if receive the mark? Revelation 14:9–11 9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented… There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” Why!? Chips can be removed, right?
Maybe Something Deeper Here Revelation 13:18: "This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666." ἀριθμὸςγὰρἀνθρώπου ἐστίν Maybe something like human / web “system” integration?
100 years ago computers didn’t exist AndJust 50 years ago they filled rooms:
And… Shrink! Until now…
Meet Google Glass So what’s next?
Human / machine integration We can READ from the brain
666 = Total integration into “the system”? Don't know, but technology is getting there fast! Imagine webconnected Google Glass inside your brain!
Has to be a nation of Israel (& temple) Destroyed 70 AD Came “back to life” May 14, 1948.
Has to be a One World Government For this to happen, each nation must be dissolved. For USA, this means rights must be removed. Things like…
Must be removal of borders Like European Union Nov. 1, 1993
Funding the global government Next step is to introduce a global carbon tax.
The point: Don’t freak out! Daniel 2:44 44 “In the time of thosekings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.” God is orchestrating EVERYTHING
History is playing out like a movie script Romans 11:25 “Until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in” Next up…
For true Christians Revelation 3:10“Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keepyou from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.”
New body, heaven and earth! Revelation 21:1–5 (NIV84) 21Then I saw a newheaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am makingeverything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”